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Offline Looking-Glass

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8.700MHz CW Spy Station?
« on: September 24, 2016, 0915 UTC »
Have a CW station on 8.700MHz CW just sending a load of gibberish/muddled CW with mixed letters and numbers on and off for past 30 minutes between 0840-0925z between 539 and 559 report here. 

Often sends EER EER EER EET EET EET amongst other weird odds and ends.  Just continuous, no pause for other stations to call so one way transmission.

Any one know what this is?  Maybe a ships operator with an apprentice practicing CW? ::)
Hermitage Flat, NSW.

Grid Square:  QF56dm.

Yaesu FT-2000D, ICOM IC-736 HF/50MHz, ICOM IC R75 & Tecsun S-2000 to 450 feet of wire, and a multi band vertical of dubious reliability.

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Re: 8.700MHz CW Spy Station?
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2016, 1511 UTC »
Got a recording?  It is not going to be a spy station, but maybe with a bit more detail we can figure out what it is.  There are several possible stations on or around that freq.

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« Last Edit: September 24, 2016, 1513 UTC by Token »
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Re: 8.700MHz CW Spy Station?
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2016, 2253 UTC »
Hello Token, sorry, no recording facilities this way, good CW fist but sending utter gibberish.  The 8MHz band over this way is always full of surprises... ;D
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Grid Square:  QF56dm.

Yaesu FT-2000D, ICOM IC-736 HF/50MHz, ICOM IC R75 & Tecsun S-2000 to 450 feet of wire, and a multi band vertical of dubious reliability.

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Re: 8.700MHz CW Spy Station?
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2016, 1847 UTC »
NIMA Pub117, 2005 "Radio Navigation Aids" lists Hua-lien (XSY) on 8700kHz (A1A) but the 2014 edition has no listing for this station.
 
This maybe related that Typhoon 20W (Megi) passed over Taiwan in the last day or so.

NSNL 146 (November 2009) under "Utility round-up" "Unid CW stations" the added note suggests: "8700 kHz is a Russian military net"
 
« Last Edit: September 27, 2016, 1856 UTC by sat_dxer »
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